We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story

Compare HPE SimpliVity vs. QCT

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
StarWind Virtual SAN Logo
9,442 views|3,615 comparisons
HPE SimpliVity Logo
30,958 views|21,746 comparisons
QCT Logo
258 views|181 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, VMware, Dell EMC and others in Hyper-Converged (HCI). Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost takes into account the number of nodes, so the size of the storage is not important.""If you are looking at a traditional SAN for a small cluster, give StarWind vSAN because you will save thousands without any compromise.""The cost was ultimately low to implement, which allowed us to be 3-2-1 complaint.""I think the bang for the buck is much better with StarWind Virtual SAN.""This solution is very accessible and the pro-level for support is well worth the cost.""Licensing is easy and the whole package is cost-effective.""This solution has competitive prices and the implementation is very easy.""This is the best priced solution for an SMB."

More StarWind Virtual SAN Pricing and Cost Advice »

"The licensing is on a yearly basis. The licensing cost also includes vCenter at a cost in the cloud solution.""It's a costly solution and is more expensive than VxRail.""The price of the solution is reasonable. We have purchased a five-year license with all the support and upgrades.""The price is one of the biggest problems our customers have.""We did get some quotes from Nutanix, and they were ballparks. So, it is not cheap, and there is nothing free, but those two were comparable.""We bought this solution as a package that included all of the hardware and all of the software.""Its licensing is yearly.""It is expensive for this market. Everyone says that it is a very good product, but the only complaint is about the price."

More HPE SimpliVity Pricing and Cost Advice »

Information Not Available
report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Hyper-Converged (HCI) solutions are best for your needs.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are high availability and real-time replication between two servers.
Top Answer: The StarWind VSAN business model is very cost-effective.
Top Answer: The StarWind Management Console is available only for Microsoft Windows/Windows Server, and should also be available for… more »
Top Answer: HPE SimpliVity is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that is primarily geared to mid-sized companies. We… more »
Top Answer: Its performance and availability are most valuable.
Ask a question

Earn 20 points

Comparisons
Also Known As
SimpliVity, HPE HCI
Learn More
Overview

For SMB, ROBO, Cloud and Hosting providers, who look to cut down virtualization expenses, our solution is StarWind VSAN. It is software that eliminates any need in physical shared storage by basically “mirroring” internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. There is less hardware to buy in general, consequently less money is spent on purchase and maintenance. The existing hardware is used with maximum efficiency, so there is no money wasted at all.

StarWind Virtual SAN targets those who already have servers, or are bound to a particular vendor list to buy from. In case there is a new virtualization infrastructure to be built from scratch, StarWind offers a much better way – StarWind HyperConverged Appliance. It is a turnkey solution complete with hardware and software, powered by StarWind Virtual SAN. Those who need to build and maintain virtualization infrastructure at little to no expense, may be interested in StarWind Virtual SAN Free.

HPE SimpliVity provides the most complete hyperconverged solution, powering the world’s most efficient and resilient data centers and delivering up to 49% cost savings verses public cloud alternatives. A market and customer satisfaction leader, HPE SimpliVity dramatically simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services—including guaranteed data efficiency, built-in data protection, and VM-centric mobility—onto the customer’s choice of server. With HPE SimpliVity, expand your possibilities, not your data center.

Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global datacenter solution provider. We combine the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation datacenter design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.

Product lines include hyper-converged and software-defined datacenter solutions as well as servers, storage, switches, integrated racks with a diverse ecosystem of hardware component and software partners. QCT designs, manufactures, integrates and services cutting edge offerings via its own global network. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 corporation.

Offer
30-days for free

Try it today

Learn more about HPE SimpliVity
Learn more about QCT
Sample Customers
Baker Tilly BVI, CMS Internet, Board Harpeth Hall School
Red Bull Racing, Mandarin Oriental, Brigham Young University, UCLA, Merlin Entertainments, Sasa Cosmetics, Travelport, St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Princess House
Cloudfare, Dropbox
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company7%
Construction Company7%
Engineering Company7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company10%
University7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company26%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
No Data Available
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise31%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise43%
No Data Available
Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix, VMware, Dell EMC and others in Hyper-Converged (HCI). Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HPE SimpliVity is ranked 5th in Hyper-Converged (HCI) with 37 reviews while QCT is ranked 31st in Hyper-Converged (HCI). HPE SimpliVity is rated 8.4, while QCT is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of HPE SimpliVity writes "The flexibility needs improvement and it needs an alerting system, yet it is stable and easy to install". On the other hand, HPE SimpliVity is most compared with VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, VMware vSAN, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, whereas QCT is most compared with Sangfor HCI.

See our list of best Hyper-Converged (HCI) vendors.

We monitor all Hyper-Converged (HCI) reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.